New Medford housing development pushed back

Medford, Ore. — Plans for a brand new housing and shopping complex in Medford are being pushed back.

The developers of the new Stewart Meadows community met with the Site Plan and Architectural Commission on Friday. They were hoping to move forward with a 134-unit housing complex on Stewart and Garfield.

The developers were given a list of changes to make, before the plans can move forward. Some of those changes include adding bicycle parking spaces, and getting approval for property line adjustments.

While the apartments are on hold for now, work is already being done on the lot. Crews are building a new Providence Health Center on the corner.

“There are many structures that are going to go up out here, and a lot of them are still in design,” Project Superintendent Josh Geyer said, of S & B James Construction Management. “The next development is the residential units, and that’s the portion KOGAP’s going to managing themselves.”

The developers will meet with the City again on August 18.

Natalie Weber produces and anchors the weekend broadcasts of NBC5 News at 6 and 11. She reports during the week for NBC5 News at 5 and 6. Natalie is also the spokesperson for S.O. Close to Homeless, a community discussion on homelessness in our region, started by Access and NBC5 News.

Natalie began her career in journalism as an intern with NBC5 News during her senior year at South Medford High School. Following graduation, she was promoted to Producer for the morning news broadcast for NBC’s sister station, FOX26, then to Producer for NBC5 News at Sunrise.

Natalie took a break from news to work for the Medford Police Department as a Records Specialist. However, she missed the fast-paced environment of the newsroom. Natalie moved back to her hometown of Eureka, California to start her on-air career with North Coast News KAEF ABC23 before returning once again to NBC5 News.

Natalie attended Southern Oregon University. She enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as running, reading and exploring Southern Oregon.

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